Global Issues and Adult Education: Perspectives from Latin America, Southern Africa, and the United States


reviewed by John Comings - May 15, 2006

coverTitle: Global Issues and Adult Education: Perspectives from Latin America, Southern Africa, and the United States
Author(s): Sharan B. Merriam, Bradley C. Courtenay, and Ronald M. Cervero (Eds.)
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 0787978108, Pages: 520, Year: 2006
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Global Issues and Adult Education is a compendium of the insights gained by 45 adult-education scholars (ten from Latin America, ten from southern Africa, and 25 from the United States) during a seven-year process supported by the Kellogg Foundation. At a culminating conference in Austria, each scholar was asked to speak about one of five critical issues and its relationship to adult education. This book consists of summaries of what was said at the conference and short chapters that provide 38 of the scholars with an opportunity to share their insights with a larger audience. The five issues are: globalization and the market economy, marginalized populations, environment and health, community empowerment, and lifelong learning and educational systems. This book provides a unique perspective on these five issues, that of adult educators who are influenced by critical pedagogy and committed to social justice. The issues, therefore, are analyzed from a critical perspective,... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: May 15, 2006
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